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Small group tour to Northern Italy

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Italy tours 2021

Who Goes on Our Tours?

Florence, Venice and Northern Italy

Basic Details:  Starts in Florence on Friday, March 28th, 2025. Ends in Padua on Sunday, April 6th, 2025 (10 days, 9 nights). $3,999 per person, double occupancy. Have your own room for $999 more.

Tuscany, Florence and Venice have been long-known by travelers for their beauty, art, culture and food.  However, the unexpected pleasure of Padua, Vicenza, and Verona will surprise you. These three cities are mostly unknown to travelers but well-known to local visitors.  We are sure you will be astonished.  Be a part of  a group of 12-16 active adult travelers on a delightful trip to experience the REAL Italy.  We've planned an engaging and active itinerary to provide a memorable tour of the some of the most fascinating and authentic cities of northern Italy. 

Great Cities and Sites:   Visit Florence, San Gimignano, Venice, Padua, Verona, and Vicenza.  Go far from the tourist crowds to experience historic and cultural sites like the Scrovegni Chapel, the Verona Arena, Juliet's balcony, Galileo's University of Padua, Baslicia of St. Anthony, St. Mark's Basilica, Michaelangelo's David, St. Mark's Square, Teatro Olimpico, and much more.  Become immersed in an authentic and relaxed Italy.  

VIP Museum/Attraction Admission and Unlimited Public Local Transportation:  VIP no-wait-in-line admission to all the great sites on the itinerary and more.

What's Included?
  • 3 nights in Florence at the Il Guelfo Bianco Hotel, steps from the Duomo and Michaelangelo's David. Sumptuous daily breakfast. 
  • 6 nights in Padua at the centrally located Hotel Majestic Toscanelli.  Bountiful daily breakfast. 
  • Guided day trips to Venice, Vicenza, and Verona with plenty of "free time" included.
  • Wine tasting with lunch at Tenuta Torciano winery in Tuscany.  Followed by up to 3 hours in beautiful San Gimignano.  
  • Admission to all sites on the itinerary. In Florence, travelers get a Firenze card for free VIP admission to all great sites, even those not on the itinerary. 
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • All group transportation (train, tram, and local taxi, etc.) within and between cities for excursions as per the itinerary.
  • Private Grand Canal water taxi service in Venice. 
  • Group transfer to Venice airport on day of departure.
  • Rich, ambitious, and smartly planned itinerary.
  • Note:  Lunches (except for wine tasting lunch in San Gimignano) and dinners are NOT included.  However, please join Steve and Linda anytime or we can help you find the perfect place to dine.
What Makes this Tour So Special?
  • Everyone feels welcome with a small group of 12-16 friendly travelers on this Italy tour.  We move about quickly and efficiently at our own pace.
  • Solo travelers as well as those with travel partners welcome.  Each tour is different, but usually half of our travelers are solo women travelers.
  • Professional, licensed, local guides.  They love to share the sites and stories of their hometowns. Learn more about Italy than you ever could on your own.
  • Personal Service: The Professor makes sure travelers are well-prepared for the tour. We advise on all aspects of the trip such as air itineraries, money matters, packing, passports, and what to expect on this tour.  We are here to help - call us (413.528.2125) or email us with your questions.
  • Well-planned itineraries for those who like to see and do a lot.  We also know how to avoid the biggest crowds.
  • Travelers always enjoy our trips with plenty of free time provided along with programmed activities. 
Want to Go or Have a Question?
Hotels and Important Info
  • Travelers depart from their home city and meet at the hotel in Florence.  Airfare is not included. However, we do provide a group transfer from the hotel in Padua to the nearby Venice airport at the conclusion of the tour.
  • Travelers must be able to walk 2-4 miles daily and have no mobility issues.
  • Hotels:  In Florence, stay at the centrally located Il Guelfo Bianco.  In Padua, the elegant and convenient Majestic Toscanelli, the best hotel in historic Padua, is our home. 

2025 Tour Dates and Pricing
  • Starts in Florence on Friday, March 28 2025. Ends in Padua on Sunday, April 6 2025. 
  • $3,999 per person, double occupancy. Have your own room for $999 more. Book here.
  • This tour is sold out.  We will be offering it again in 2026.
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